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“Laverne and I were so sad to hear about Shirley. She was such a lovely person, and we will miss her. I am sure she is now singing in a choir in...Read More »
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“I'll always hold dear my fond memories of singing with Shirley, Pam and Melodie. My heart is breaking for your whole family. You're in my prayers...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Chris Lobsinger - Athens, GA

“I join many others who will dearly miss this fantastic person. She and her family became great friends of the Hitchcocks. Love to all. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Nelson (Hitch) Hitchcock - OH

“So sorry to learn of Mrs.Thornton's passing. You have our deepest sympathy and we will be lifting you and the family up in prayer. Eddie Christian...Read More »
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Mrs. Shirley Elrod Thornton, age 78, of Winder, Georgia passed away peacefully at her home on November 4, 2016. A Daughter of the late Arthur and Nettie Cook Elrod, she had resided in Barrow County for most of her life. Mrs. Thornton was a member of Pentecost United Methodist Church and was employed as a Clerk at Gold Kist/Southern States.
Surviving are Husband, Everette Thornton of Winder, Daughter and Son-in-law, Pamela and Eric Knisley of Winder, Son and Daughter-in-law, Hollis and Lynn Thornton of Hoschton, Daughter and Son-in-law, Melodie and Mike Johnson of Auburn, Grandchildren, Courtney Epps, Kira Thornton, Lindsey Knight, Levoy Knight, Zachary Knight, Stacy Knight, Cody Johnson and Nathan Johnson, Great Grandchildren, Malia Knight, Leighton Epps, and Brantley Johnson, Sister, Dink Sailors of Winder.
A Funeral Service will be held Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2:00 P. M. from the Chapel of Carter Funeral Home with Rev. Dave Staton and Rev. Brian Davis officiating. The Family will receive friends Saturday from 5:00 P. M. until 8:00 P. M. at the funeral home. Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be made to Pentecost United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 46, Winder, Georgia 30680